A week ago, a San Francisco jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented immigrant, of murder in the death of Kate Steinle, which took place on July 1, 2015. The defense argued that Garcia Zarate happened upon the gun, which accidentally fired while pointed
In a recent decision, Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, the Seventh Circuit took time to consider the methods of statutory interpretation at its disposal before advancing a new and unorthodox statutory reading. Sitting en banc, the court was considering a claim of employment discrimination
In stark contrast to his difficulties advancing his legislative agenda, President Trump has been widely successful in nominating judges to fill the more than 100 vacancies in the federal judiciary. Presently, almost one-sixth of federal judgeships need to be filled. Seizing this opportunity, President Trump
While technology has empowered us to access a wealth of information about the world, it can also empower others to access a wealth of information about ourselves. When we feed personal information to our various electronic devices, can we expect that information to remain private?
In 2007, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) detained Alejandro Rodriguez, a lawful resident working as a dental assistant. Rodriquez was brought to the U.S. when he was an infant. DHS initiated removal proceedings against Rodriguez after he was convicted for possession of a controlled substance
Given that a conservative majority may soon reemerge on the Supreme Court, conservative legislators may feel emboldened to pass new laws restricting a woman’s right to abort. But progressive legislators in California, Hawaii, and Illinois have responded by demonstrating their commitment to providing women with
“While we may now be coming to the realization that the Cyber Age is a revolution of historic proportions, we cannot appreciate yet its full dimensions and vast potential to alter how we think, express ourselves, and define who we want to be. The forces
How long does a typical phone conversation take you? Five minutes? What about with a parent or grandparent who you haven't spoken to in a while? Maybe thirty or forty minutes? What if each of those minutes cost you $14? Would you spend $70, $420,
In November 2016, the United States District Court for the District of Oregon handed down an extraordinary decision in a case called Juliana v. United States. Plaintiffs––a group of children––challenged the “policies, acts, and omissions” of the President of the United States and several federal
On December 4, 2014, two photographers found themselves in the custody of the New York Police Department. Both were arrested while documenting a protest in Times Square over the decision not to indict the police officer responsible for Eric Garner’s death.